Rotoworld's Patrick Daugherty ranked the NFL's owners from best to worst. Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie came in second behind only New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft for the best owner in the league. This is what Daugherty had to say,
You know the Philly-fan stereotype. These are battery whippin’, Santa Claus booin’ hooligans. Win, or else. The truth is far less sinister, of course. Yes, Philly fans have had their share of regrettable incidents, but name a major American city without regrettable fan incidents, and you’re naming a major American city that doesn’t exist. Philly phanatics are not the boogeymen years of confirmation bias have made them out to be. All that being said, Philly is a tough place to play. One of America’s oldest and most populous cities, it has won just two world titles since Ronald Reagan was first elected president, neither of which came from the Eagles. These are proud people hungering for trophies. It is in this climate that Lurie has displayed remarkable patience, sticking with Andy Reid through thick and thin, and sticking with his most recent coaching search until he got the man he wanted. That man, Chip Kelly, could easily prove to be the league’s next Belichick. Lurie may not have a Super Bowl to show for his patience and home-run hires, but playing under the microscope of the fishbowl NFC East, he does have seven division titles in the past 13 seasons. Even in a knee-jerk environment like the NFL, good things come to those who wait. Sooner or later, Lurie will get his title, and it will be deserved.
That being said, I don't know how Lurie rates out higher than the Rooney Family (Steelers) and the Mara Family (Giants) as much as it pains me to admit. These families have overseen Super Bowls for decades and each of them have captured multiple Super Bowls in the last nine seasons. I find it difficult to put Lurie ahead of that.
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